Google Photos, the company's popular photo app, is about to lose one of its biggest perks.
On Wednesday, Google announced it is updating its storage policy for high quality photos and video. The company said any uploads after June 1, 2021, will count toward the 15GB of storage available with every Google account.
Current photos and videos already on the service or added before the June 1 date will not count toward the 15GB limit, Google confirmed.
The storage available on all Google accounts is shared between Photos, Gmail and Google Drive.
"We know this is a big shift and may come as a surprise, so we wanted to let you know well in advance and give you resources to make this easier," said Shimrit Ben-Yair, vice president of Google Photos, in a statement.
The company will offer a personalized estimate of how much storage they have left. Google will also add a tool to Photos to more easily manage images or videos to free up space. Users wanting additional storage will have to pay a monthly fee through the Google One platform.
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